The UAE is at a very interesting crossroads as it relates to its aviation industry. In many ways, the UAE has demonstrated its capacity to dream big and to deliver on its promises, from launching a mission to mars, to being a world leader in energy investments and infrastructure.
The UAE is ranked 3rd worldwide both in terms of Revenue-Ton-Kilometers (RTKs) and Revenue-Passenger-Kilometers (RPKs), two of the most important indicators to measure aviation’s impact, only behind the USA and China.
From an internal perspective, the UAE has invested an estimated $270 billion (AED 1 trillion) in its aviation sector, which includes improvements to airport infrastructure and a fleet of 884 modern commercial aircraft (which up until the COVID-19 outbreak was being increased by five to six aircraft per month).
If the UAE is to have a license to grow sustainably, it must look at how its aviation sector will come out of the current crisis, stronger and more resilient than ever, and positioned to spearhead the development of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) from a strategic perspective.
With this in mind, the Sustainable Aviation Fuels Initiative for the United Arab Emirates (SAFI-UAE) will be getting under way through this Webinar Series, where we will explore many of the topics of relevance that will set the scene for a strong and vibrant SAF industry in the UAE.
Only working together will we accomplish this objective. We invite you to be part of SAFI-UAE!